Colophony Definition

käləfōnē, kəläfənē
colophonies
noun
Webster's New World

Rosin; the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine from liquid resin. Used in pharmaceutical preparations, soldering fluxes, and by violinists.

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Other Word Forms of Colophony

Noun

Singular:
colophony
Plural:
colophonies

Origin of Colophony

  • From Latin colophonia (“of Colophon”) resina (“resin”); named after the Ionic city of Colophon, which was known as producer of hardened resin.

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